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Deli 4U takes the cake

AWARD WINNERS: Anke and Michael Fellner, who own Deli 4U, won the Ballina Shire Business of the Year award last Saturday night.
AWARD WINNERS: Anke and Michael Fellner, who own Deli 4U, won the Ballina Shire Business of the Year award last Saturday night. Graham Broadhead

IT WAS acknowledged several times at last Saturday night's Ballina Shire Northern Star Business Excellence Awards that it was tough being in business at the moment - and all the nominees were really winners.

But only one business could take out the gong of Business of the Year, and that was Ballina cafe, Deli 4U, owned by Michael and Anke Fellner.

The couple have worked in several other ventures before stepping out on their own in the Cherry St cafe three years ago.

Michael said it was challenging for the couple to get their business up and running because they were the first tenants in the building they are currently in.

They were overjoyed to receive the award. Meanwhile, Evolution Cafe and Wine Bar received the People's Choice award.

The Ballina Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds the awards each year.

WINNERS

Business of the Year: Deli 4U

Best New Business: Tonic Hair Body Beauty

Customer Service: Sirocco

Home-based Business: Rachel Elizabeth Photography

Green Business: Summerland House Farm

Hair & Beauty Services: Headroom

Retail Business: Blue Sky

Food & Beverage: Bean Bank

Tourism & Accommodation: Dunes on Shelly Beach

Professional Services: Collins Hume

Trade & Manufacturing: Mark Bullivant Coffee

Don King Community and Social Services Award: House With No Steps

Workplace Safety: Ballina Concrete Pumping

People's Choice: Evolution Cafe and Wine Bar


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